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Old 07-25-2012, 10:49 PM
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MC Prostar 195, need to learn more, help please

As some of you know, I'm in the market to purchase a used MC 205. I was contacted by a seller with a 1999 MC Prostar 195 open bow this eve. I am trying to learn more about the boat but am having a hard time finding information. Can anyone help me with some basic information about the boat, advice if this is a good boat for a small family, and pricing help for what he says is a 9-9.5 out of 10 boat with 230 hours? Boat and trailer come as a package. I should have some pics tomorrow to share. Thanks for your help!
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:02 PM
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:33 AM
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Thank you for the information.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:30 AM
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For skiing, I think it would probably be a better boat than the 205. Not as much room, but a better hull based on the 1995--1997 190. It will have a bit more weight in the bow than a 190. So the wake might be a bit firmer. But it'll be close.

If you wakeboard as much as you ski or want more room, the 2nd generation 205 you were looking for may be a better choice. But if you are a slalom nut that wants an open bow, the 195 would be a solid choice.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:20 PM
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we have a 2000 195, purchased 5 years ago, can't say enough good things about the boat
my boys ski and barefoot and the rest of us all mostly ski, occasionally pull a couple tubes for guests, I would not hesitate for a second buying the boat if its in good shape and the right price
very reliable, super easy to do all your own work (great help here on the forum if you get stuck)
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:56 PM
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It's an open bow version of the 95-97 Prostar 190.
I had a 96 PS 190 that was as solid a boat as you could get, IMO.
That's super low hrs and f it's well maintained, it wil serve you well for a looong time.
Only seen pics, but the open bow looks suitable for a couple kids, ot much room for adults up there.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:07 PM
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I have a 2001 PS195 and love it. Owned it for 10 and a half years and have never regretted it. I wanted a slalom boat with a bit more room in it. The 195 fit the bill perfect. The 197 where not out yet. As Thrall said the front is small but adults do fit up there. Not a lounge area for sure but not bad. Plenty of speed for footing as mine will top out with the five of use and all the gear and cooler at about 45-46. Pulls great through the course and easy to drive and tracks well for my wife. Does have a bit of a "Bump" at 22 off as ETS said. At least compared to the 2012 N word 200 I skied behind the day before.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:02 AM
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Wow, thanks for all of the feedback. Well, I may have found my next boat. The owner says the boat is in great shape and these pics seem to confirm it. He waxes the boat monthly and even waxes the trailer a few times a year. Through out conversations he seems sincere and I believe the boat is as nice as he says. The question, what is the right price for the boat? I can get it for $16k. The only issue is the boat is around 12 hours away. Is the price right for the boat and the 24 hour roundtrip to pull it back? Any comparable purchases made you can share on condition, age, hours, and price?
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:07 AM
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:08 AM
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oh, don't worry about the date on the pics, he forgot to rest it on the camera. the pics are recent.
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